Post Doc--Bahl 210488

The University of Georgia
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Post Doc--Bahl 210488


VetMed-Infectious Diseases

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the university community, recognizing that differences in experience and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in our Principles of Community (

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Athens Area

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


- Participate in full-time research program as agreed upon with PI. – Conceptualize, design, implement and troubleshoot research protocols; adapt new procedures and develop new computational approaches and methods as appropriate. – Maintain clear and timely records. – Collect, prepare and analyze research data; maintain computer database of research data; contribute to project design and group meetings. tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences, for manuscript preparation and grant submission; use graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data. – Contribute to research meetings and progress reports for founders and collaborators. – Reading and researching literature, manuscript preparation of research findings. Assist in grant writing. – Supervise other personnel in to coordinate group research efforts, participate in training of students, visiting researchers and volunteer workers as needed.

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Post-Doctoral Associate AD





Position Summary:

Multiple post-doctoral positions are available in the Bahl Lab working on molecular epidemiology and phylodynamics of RNA viruses. NIH, CDC and NSF funded projects include investigations of SARS-CoV-2 transmission across biological scales (in collaboration with the multiple public health labs) and molecular epidemiological studies using environmental and clinical surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 (in collaboration with Lipp and Glenn Labs); Ecology and Evolution of influenza A virus, including studies on avian influenza with pandemic potential, epidemiological modeling of seasonal influenza (in collaboration with NIH-NIAID CEIRR network and CDC), and prediction of antigenic evolution (in collaboration with Rohani and Drake Labs).

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

PhD in evolutionary biology, infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modeling or related quantitative discipline is preferred. 0-2 years of relevant experience in a research environment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Comfortable with a suitable programming language (i.e. R/python/java) and familiar with using BEAST/BEAST2 packages.

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Working at a computer for extended periods of time.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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